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need to impress international business clients - saturday lunch near westwood

my office has some important (potential) clients coming in from Korea, visiting for a saturday only. they are curious about any 'must-have' food experiences. i believe timing dictates that we'll need to stay at least on the west side. our side of the party is rather corporate and would likely choose spago if it were near enough. while my taste runs more adventurious, i understand the appeal of the name-recognition.

i'll take obscure-but-stellar (but presentable) and famous-and-tastey suggestions alike. it will probably be a party of 8-10 if that matters.

fire away! (and thanks)

pesc

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  1. "...and would likely choose spago if it were near enough."

    It's all of 2 and half miles from Westwood to Spago in Beverly Hills. Is that not near enough for you?

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    Spago
    176 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

    1. Spago is minutes from Westwood.

      But you could go to Tavern in Brentwood, or Craft in Century City? Both owned by famous chefs.

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      Spago
      176 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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      1. re: yogachik

        Tavern - that's an excellent suggestion: they can take in an LA scene and get some good food. exciting environment for them. thank you.

        1. re: yogachik

          Craft would be perfect but they're closed for lunch on the weekend. I'd go to Spago. Tavern might be ok for dinner, but their brunch/lunch isn't worth coming to Korea for. Also, you can be confident in the service at Spago, which would be my biggest concern with a party of 10 at lunch.

        2. Nobu
          Cut
          Tanino

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          Tanino
          1043 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

          Nobu
          11357 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

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          1. re: Phurstluv

            Is the Nobu (11357 Santa Monica Blvd. in WLA) that got automatically linked to your post the one you were actually recommending in your post? I think this was actually a vintage Japanese tchoke shop (that closed not too long ago) owned by Annie Mizutani. Ah, that auto linking feature. What fun it is.

            1. re: Phurstluv

              Cut is not open for lunch.

            2. Josie.

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              1. re: miwine

                Sadly, no lunch offered.

              2. Bouchon Beverly Hills

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                1. re: lizziee

                  Second this suggestion - great food and service plus all the pizzaz that Beverly Hills offers for out of towners.

                  1. re: lizziee

                    Third Bouchon.

                  2. I believe Bare Elegance offers a lunch buffet now

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                    1. re: albatruffles

                      What, the Wild Goose and it's prime rib lunch gets no love here? lol

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                      Wild Goose
                      11604 Aviation Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90304